The Consolation of Boethius

The Consolation of Boethius

Sometimes in your studies, you run across pleasant surprises. Recently this happened to me.  As I was studying medieval church history, I ran across the name Boethius. I learned that Boethius was a powerful influence on the scholastic movement with writers like Thomas...
Jesus Christ, Demigod

Jesus Christ, Demigod

Recently in my doctoral work, I have been studying what Mormons consider part of the Great Apostasy- the first four ecumenical councils- which include the Council of Nicaea (325CE), the Council of Constantinople (381CE), the Council of Ephesus (431 CE), and the...
On Hell, Aliens, and a Near Death Experience

On Hell, Aliens, and a Near Death Experience

Back in 1985, Rev. Howard Storm had a Near Death Experience (NDE) in which he was first taken to hell and dramatically rescued by Jesus. In 2000, Storm published a book entitled My Descent into Death recounting his NDE. He was featured on Oprah twice in the 1980’s,...
Q&A with Patrick Mason: Answers to Sundry Questions

Q&A with Patrick Mason: Answers to Sundry Questions

Today we are pleased to feature an interview with Patrick Mason. He is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and the Chair of the Religion Department at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of several scholarly books and articles dealing with Mormon...
Who is Lucifer Really?: A Rebuttal

Who is Lucifer Really?: A Rebuttal

As Mormons, we believe that Heavenly Father presented a plan for his spirit children in the preexistence.  In this great Council in Heaven, Jesus was selected to be the one through whom redemption would be brought about through his intense suffering. However, Lucifer...